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100 Happy Days: 37

Last Christmas David and Geri sent the dogs several toys. The dogs loved them–they loved them to pieces. And then they stopped loving them because they were just pieces. No more stuffing to remove, no more squeakers to squeak. All … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 6

It’s another present from my three-months-ago birthday! I know how to extend a happy celebration. Though I make jokes about The Store of My People, I can’t make jokes about the Songs of My People. First, rednecks are not a … Continue reading

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100 Happy Days: 2

Early today, when Tim was leaving the neighborhood, he drove by a yard sale and called me to tell me about something that had caught his eye. So later, I went for a walk and checked out the merchandise. As … Continue reading

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Photo Friday, No. 400

Current Photo Friday theme: Simplicity

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Button Sunday

Whether you’re a Princess Bride dad, a godfather, a Jedi dad, a Monty Python dad, a couple of dads, a father-in-law, a stepdad, an adoptive dad, a mentor dad–for every bad-joking, storytelling, barbecuing, sport-watching, chauffeuring, hardworking, loving dad out there–Happy … Continue reading

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My (anti) hero

Through the years, my brother has recommended many good books to me. Some of them were tough reads, and what I’ve learned about highly recommended tough reads if I give up on them is that I should revisit them sometime … Continue reading

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Desperation Sucks

My very favorite dog and cat rescue group, Rescued Pets Movement, has begun a new campaign called “Desperation Sucks–Get on the Bus with Us.” Here’s the text from their email: One of the foremost tenets of Rescued Pets Movement’s business … Continue reading

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Photo Friday, No. 398

Current Photo Friday theme: Perspective Couldn’t think of a better shot to use on the commemoration of D Day, the day in 1944 when my father and more than 130,000 other troops landed in Normandy. As I have before, I … Continue reading

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Random Monday

One of the things I make available to Rescued Pets Movement is a database of names I keep (right now, it’s in excess of 4000 names) that they can use for the dogs or cats they take into the program. … Continue reading

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Tumbling

As Tim and I drove through Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado a few weeks ago, the sights and scenery sparked all kinds of literary, musical, and familial references in my thoughts, some more obvious than others. Here are lyrics from … Continue reading

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